Jo Wise MSc, MSc, MBACP (Accred)
Perhaps you are feeling low, anxious or even just stressed. Such powerful feelings can make us feel stuck and prevent us from getting on with our lives. This often creates difficulties in our relationships, frequently leading to unhappiness and an inability to cope. Although it can be difficult recognising feelings of emotional pain and distress, getting the right kind of help can make a huge difference. My aim is to help you gain new insights into your emotions, identify difficult behaviour patterns, effect change and help you nurture a more positive outlook on your life.
I am a qualified, experienced and professionally accredited psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist offering short and long term individual therapy. I am available to see people in 3 locations: Oxford Circus, Farringdon and Golders Green.
Alongside my private practice I work for the NHS. I have also worked for University Counselling services for a number of years. I am interested in understanding what motivates people and am inspired by each person's capacity to develop. I believe that any individual can get stuck in the past or feel consumed by present difficulties. It is the therapist's task to help people explore possible alternatives to their fixed ways of seeing the world and their ingrained patterns of living.
I work with clients individually, offering therapy over long or short term periods - taking into consideration, each person's unique needs and circumstances.
WHAT IS & WHY HAVE COUNSELLING?
People come to counselling and/or psychotherapy for many reasons. Often it is because of emotional or relationship difficulties which they feel they can no longer manage. Sometimes this is in response to a traumatic event such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or perhaps due to increased stress and anxiety at home or at work.
I offer psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. This involves working analytically, to try and help make sense of difficult feelings and explore the relationship between thoughts and actions. This kind of therapy provides the chance to examine problematic behaviour patterns, with a view to helping you make changes.
Therapy can offer you time to talk, space to think and an opportunity to explore and make decisions in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
I work from 3 locations in London: North London (NW11 and N10), Central London (Oxford Circus) and the City (close to Farringdon/Barbican). All locations are easily accessible by car or public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of BACP
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Identity issues
The City/Central London
Initial Consultation: £90
Weekly Sessions: £80 per session
North London (NW11 Golders Green)
Initial Consultation: £80
Weekly Sessions: £70 per session
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including:
- Bereavement and loss
- Family-related difficulties
- Identity issues
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
- Work related difficulties
Weekly sessions are limited to 50 minutes each, and typically take place once a week at the same time in the same place.
The initial consultation usually lasts upto 1 hour, during which we can explore your reason for seeking counselling, the nature of your difficulties and the type of help that might be useful for you. You will also have the chance to ask any questions and discuss any concerns you might have. It is an opportunity for us to both to consider if we feel comfortable working together in a therapeutic relationship.